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STIRRINGS 178 now out...


THE FOLK WORLD—and far beyond—was deeply saddened last November at news of the death of Roy Bailey. Still performing regularly into his eighties, Roy was an example and an inspiration to generations of performers.This issue we present tributes by those who knew him well and knew what made him tick.

Also in this issue: Stirrings veteran David Kidman introduces you to the albums that made him what he is today; and Steve Moxon unearths another local seasonal celebration that might be...really quite old.

That's not all, of course. For your modest £2 you also get reviews in great profusion, news aplenty, and the usual comprehensive listings of folkish antics in the Stirrings Zone right through to June. Read all about it...













We're living in the white heat of the CD revolution. Nowadays the facilities to record and market a CD are available to almost everyone, and CDs are becoming as common on the folk scene as roadkill on a B-road, though usually they smell better. Well, you've made one—the next step is to get it reviewed on folk-flavoured websites and in magazines like this one. So what do you need to do to get your CD (or DVD, or book—we cover those too) reviewed in Stirrings? Step one is to send a copy to the editor, and include with it a press release or other information so that we know something about you and where readers can buy copies. That's it, really. There is no Step two. Our Reviews section gets bigger with each successive issue, so what we can't fit into the paper version of the magazine we'll carry in the Reviews Extra section here on the website.


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